What a slate of games tonight! There are just 11 of them, but 10 include at least one team still alive for a playoff berth and many feature two.
I’ll be at MacCalman Field to watch Yorktown and Nyack try and stave off elimination. You can find that score and more @LoHudInsider. If you have a Twitter account and have updates to share, tweet me at that account and I’ll share them.
As always, enjoy the football and check back tonight for results and recaps.
Friday’s games —
Poughkeepsie 28, Ossining 20
Yorktown 23, Nyack 14
Rye 30, Tappan Zee 22
Mahopac 19, Clarkstown South 14
Brewster 12, Byram Hills 6
Scarsdale 42, Carmel 25
Somers 41, Panas 14
North Rockland 37, Ramapo 14
White Plains 17, Arlington 14
New Rochelle 13, John Jay-East Fishkill 0
Harrison 35, Horace Greeley 6
Yorktown 23, Nyack 14: At MacCalman Field in Nyack, Nick Mariano went 9 for 17 for 126 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He completed both touchdowns to sophomore Daniel DelBene, including a tipped pass for a 24-yarder in the first quarter and a fourth-and-goal from the 10 in the third. That latter touchdown gave the ‘Huskers a 23-14 lead.
Yorktown received a boost in the second half from juniors Eric Meyreles and Nicky Bonitatibus, who combined to rush for 181 yards on 31 carries. Meyreles returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter to midfield and scored on a nine-yard run just four plays later.
Nyack scored both of its touchdowns on fourth-down plays in Yorktown territory. Jordan Mews hit Jahnai Henry on a short pass that Henry took 35 yards for a score to give Nyack a 7-6 lead in the first quarter. In the third, Bartley rumbled 35 yards on fourth down to cut the Indians’ deficit to 16-14. But Yorktown answered with its final scoring drive, one that was capped by Mariano-to-DelBene on fourth down.
Mahopac 19, Clarkstown South 14: At South, the Indians pulled off a stunning victory, rallying from a 14-0 deficit to win. They scored all three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, capped by Chris Rhue’s 63-yard run with 2:14 to play.
The frantic finish was set up just minutes earlier by Nick Russo, who ran 89 yards for a touchdown to bring Mahopac within 14-13 with 4:45 to play. But the Indians failed on a two-point conversion, forcing them to stop South and force a punt. Mahopac’s defense then had to stop the Vikings after Rhue’s go-ahead touchdown. South actually scored, but the play was called back due to offensive pass interference.
South took its 14-0 lead before halftime. Ryan McManus threw a touchdown to Thomas Lent. Zach Johnson added the other score in the second quarter on a 14-yard run. Shane Cronin attempted a 55-yard field goal to try and add to the lead before halftime but the kick was no good.
Rye 30, Tappan Zee 22: At Tappan Zee, Andrew Livingston threw two touchdowns and ran for another for the Garnets. Livingston connected with Jack Hasselman and Chris Santangelo on the touchdowns before running in Rye’s final score. He also kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired to give the Garnets a 10-9 halftime lead.
Giuseppe Maddalena went 9 for 14 passing for 153 yards and three touchdowns. Joe Letizia caught five passes for 103 yards and two scores and had 20 carries for another 67 yards. Tommy Morales also caught a TZ touchdown.
Brewster 12, Byram Hills 6: At Brewster, Liam DaRos connected with Matt Gargano on a 59-yard pass to break a 6-6 tie with 1:52 remaining in the third quarter. The Brewster defense then stopped Byram on fourth and inches at the Bears’ 27 with 2:34 remaining in the game. Brewster improved to 6-0 with the victory.
Brewster’s Brian McNeill opened the scoring with a 1-yard sneak in the first quarter. With the Bears leading 6-0 at halftime, Byram answered when Ian Raun took a double reverse 18 yards for the tying score.
Brady Condron blocked two extra points for Byram. Teammate Skyler Simon blocked a Brewster punt early in the second half, but the Bobcats could not convert in Brewster territory.
Poughkeepsie 28, Ossining 20: At Ossining, Justin Davidov threw for 129 yards and three touchdowns for the Pride. Davidov also had 90 rushing yards. Josh Morton had three receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns for Ossining. Teammate Steven Orts had one touchdown catch.
Davidov suffered an injury on Ossining’s second drive of the third quarter when he was sacked on a second down pass play. Ossining led 20-6 at the time, but Poughkeepsie rallied to score the game’s final three touchdowns.
Ossining coach Dan Ricci said Davidov left during the game and was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He was diagnosed with two fractures in his ankle and will miss the remainder of the season, including next week’s rivalry game against Sleepy Hollow.
North Rockland 37, Ramapo 14: At Torne Valley Field Friday, Nick Connell rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns. John Dapolito rushed for 86 yards and three touchdowns. North Rockland coach Tom Lynch also credited Brandon Respress for a strong all-around game.